JAMB rectifies server blackouts, reschedules missed exams

JAMB rectifies server blackouts, reschedules missed exams

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has rectified the nationwide server blackouts that characterised the second session of the day one of the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Integrity News had earlier reported that the ongoing examination suffered a mild setback in the second session of the first day of the exercise across the country.

The first session which started 8:30am to 10:00 am was largely successful from the reports of some of the centres visited by Integrity News reporters.

But the second session which was expected to commence by 10:30 and end by 12:00 PM could not be held as servers of the examination body, JAMB, failed to connect with the local ones attached to each centre across the country.

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However, the issue was resolved around 11:50 on Tuesday, April 25, after more than one hour of waiting by officials and candidates who came out for the examination.

As of the time of this report, Integrity News can independently verify that the servers are back working in many centres across the country.

Meanwhile, JAMB has rescheduled the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for candidates who couldn’t take their tests on Tuesday due to technical hitches.

The examination body urged the affected candidates to re-print their examination slips on Wednesday, 26 April to know their new scheduled venue, date and time.

JAMB’s spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, gave the directive in a statement issued on Tuesday.

“It is to be noted that about 100 centres out of the 708 participating in the 2023 UTME exercise across the country experienced technical challenges that prevented their allotted candidates from successfully taking their examination,” he said.

The JAMB spokesperson said the technical challenges faced were a result of some innovations deployed by the examination body to “safeguard the sanctity of the examination by checkmating all incidences of examination misconduct being perpetrated and perpetuated by vested interests.”

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